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Last updated on 3/25/08, 9:07 AM.
Légall's Mate is named after the French player M. de Kermar, Sire de Légall (1702-1792). While there are several variations, each involves the sacrifice of the queen.
If you would like to see more on this trap, David Surratt wrote a comprehensive article on Légall's Mate.
huh.. nice way.. but this is a trap for beginners..
I don't know how but I once mated someone on live chess with this mate. He was my old live chess level.(1200-1300)
This week I played a game similar to the Légall's mate and when I did Nxe5, the opponent realised that I was trying to do the Légall's mate and instead of eating the queen, he ate the knight. -.-
Nice combo to checkmate.
Well, that's still pretty good for you, because you then take the bishop with the queen, and have a checkmate threat similar to the scholar's mate
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